• No TIGER III Grant For Delaware

    by  • December 16, 2011 • Economics, Federal Funding • 0 Comments

    An ambitious proposal from DelDOT to help fund Governor Markell’s First State Trails and Pathways Plan has been turned down for a TIGER III grant by the United States Department of Transportation.

    46 transportation projects in 33 states and Puerto Rico will receive a total of $511 million from the third round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. ¬†Of the $511 million, $64 million went for projects identified as “Complete Streets”.

    About

    James Wilson is the executive director of Bike Delaware. He is a member of the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (by whom he was named the 2014 Professional of the Year, Nonprofit Sector), the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Delaware Bicycle Council. He serves on the board of directors of Delaware Greenways and as the co-chair of the policy committee of the Advisory Council on Walkability and Pedestrian Awareness. He holds engineering degrees from Yale University and the University of Texas at Austin and is the only registered lobbyist for cycling and walking in Delaware. He helped create, and continues to lead Bike Delaware's participation in, the Walkable Bikeable Delaware campaign. During his tenure as Bike Delaware's executive director, Delaware advanced in the national Bicycle Friendly State rankings for five years in a row, farther and faster than any other state, ever. Delaware is now officially ranked as the #3 Bicycle Friendly State in America.

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